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expressing sorrow

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The cover of The Maid (at least in its advance-reading-copy form) shows Joan of Arc as a delicate, dewy-eyed beauty with long hair and a full skirt under her armor, gazing plaintively heavenward.
After several calls for entrants, he plaintively asked, "No dogs have any talent here?" before a few brave owners came forward with their pooches.
The keeper, reinstated as No1 at Wolves, told me plaintively a while back: "My ambition is to play at the Millennium Stadium when it's full.
As somebody once plaintively inquired: "What about me?
I certainly would if I was French, and instead of thinking about domestic policies and the threat on terror, the leader of my country seemed more concerned with agonising over his reflection in every mirror and limousine window, plaintively asking his wife: "Does my bum look short in this?" Hang on; wife Carla Bruni is 5ft 10in.
O'Donavan plaintively writes, "Someone needs to get to St.
Children sang plaintively to remind delegates from the 192 nations present that it was their future that the summit held in their hands.
"On a bleak January morning" she reads aloud "I came forth like an echo from the hills of Cochemara whilst Diedre wept cruel tears." Turning to said muse Mame plaintively asks "Wouldn't it be simpler to say 'On the day I was born it rained?' " This scene often came to mind reading Huggins' fractured repetitive memoir with his insistence upon using words like "palimpsest" (in singular plural and possessive forms) and "proboscis" (when "nose" would doubtless do).
All thoughts are prayed to some beast, he moans over incantatory rubbery drums, declares plaintively that I will always love you, my friend and speaks peppy Irish gibberish on "Eid Ma Clack Shaw." But it may be the album's opener, "Jim Cain," that best connects old Smog with new Callahan.
Then the reporter himself fell victim to the poison gas and all that could be heard was a ham radio operator saying plaintively, '2X2L calling CQ ...
More than 20 years ago, when my wife and I told our 31/2-year-old son that he would soon have a baby brother, he plaintively asked, "Is he my replacement?"
Political and legislative victories and defeats alike are plaintively detailed and disarmingly candid, as McKnight would never shy away from telling the whole, balanced story.
She said, plaintively: "You used to hold my hand when we were courting."
As the fantasy world that he created closed in around him, Matthews wrote plaintively that his work was not his undoing but a monument that would be recognized later, when a student doing research would "find my byline and know that he could trust it." DePalma concludes that Matthews' tomb is unmarked: "Much that he wrote turned out to be untrue." That was not because Matthews was a communist, as conservatives suspected and J.
As I said in an earlier review of the Paganini French import, "in the opening movements, Rabin's violin sings lyrically and melancholically and plaintively, and in the final movement it struts and dances, the cock o' the walk.